The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center Takes Art to the Schools!

Discover a world filled with inspirational art projects that will unleash your child’s creativity.

GIVE THE GIFT OF AN ART CLASS! Happy New Year! There is still time to give the magical gift of an Art After School class to that special young aspiring artist in your life. The Art Center takes classes to San Lorenzo Valley and Bonny Doon schools through May 2019. Grades 2 – Middle School. Happy Art Making!  Easy registration below.


The popular SCMAC AAS program was the subject of a front page article “After School Arts Enrich Students” in the Press-Banner newspaper dated February 5, 2015. Interviewing SLVMS Principal Shannon Calden, Press-Banner reporter Patricia Sousa wrote:

The After School Art program has been welcomed by schools with open arms, allowing students to participate in all aspects of art. “Parents have been excited about the opportunity for their kids to be involved in art,” said SLVMS Principal Shannon Calden.

Upcoming Spring 2019 AAS Schedule:

Note: April 1-5 Spring Break

BDE Spring I: Room Unavailable (BDE theater)
BDE Spring II:Tuesdays, April 9, 16, 23, 30

BCE Spring I: Wednesdays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
BCE Spring II: Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1

SLE Spring I: Wednesdays, Mar 6, 13, 20, 27
SLE Spring II: Wednesdays, April 10, 17, 24, May 1

SLVMS Spring I: Apr 8 E, 15 ERA, 22 ERA, 29 ERA
SLVMS Spring II: May 6 ERA, 13 ERA, 20 ERA  (3 classes, 2-4 pm)


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Thanks to a grant Community Foundation Santa Cruz Countyfrom the Community Foundation Santa Cruz County and donations from people just like you, four week art classes are provided to elementary and middle school schools throughout the San Lorenzo Valley.

The Gloria Seneres Memorial Fund directly supports our Art After School programs. Help make art happen in our schools by sending a check to Art After School, Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center, 9341 Mill St. Ben Lomond, CA 95005 or  DONATE  online today.  All contributions are tax-deductible.

Thank you for helping make youth art happen!



The Santa Cruz Mountains Art Center recognizes the importance of a variety of art experiences for the well-rounded development of children,  for enriching local communities and for a more humane global community. All Art Center youth art classes incorporate age appropriate SCMAC Standards and California State Content Standards for the Visual Arts. Content standards were designed to encourage the highest achievement of every student, by defining the knowledge, concepts, and skills that students should acquire at each grade level.



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